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Highest Paying Cities for Human Resources Managers

The top 100 highest paying cities for human resources managers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of human resources managers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $155,360, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California is the highest paying city for human resources managers. It is followed by Newark-Union, Pennsylvania (average annual salary $154,640). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of human resources managers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Human Resources Managers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$155,360
1,690
2 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$154,640
1,400
3 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$151,100
2,020
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$144,350
3,570
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$143,240
4,200
6 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$142,830
3,510
7 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$139,560
560
8 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$137,550
800
9 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$134,360
11,120
10 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$133,810
800
11 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$133,740
2,080
12 Wilmington, New Jersey
$132,710
380
13 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$132,300
110
14 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$132,200
950
15 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$131,900
1,340
16 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$131,280
1,010
17 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$130,450
2,390
18 Salisbury, Maryland
$129,500
70
19 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$129,300
310
20 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$127,950
780
21 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$126,690
3,190
22 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$126,520
7,630
23 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$126,490
110
24 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$125,560
1,070
25 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$124,160
80
26 Framingham, Massachusetts
$123,600
300
27 Charlottesville, Virginia
$123,470
100
28 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$123,000
4,260
29 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$122,980
1,970
30 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$122,950
100
31 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$122,830
420
32 Camden, New Jersey
$122,720
270
33 Midland, Texas
$122,160
60
34 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$121,790
110
35 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$121,240
3,900
36 Boulder, Colorado
$121,230
130
37 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$121,120
260
38 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$120,760
110
39 Napa, California
$120,470
60
40 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$120,160
80
41 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$120,090
130
42 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$119,680
240
43 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$119,640
2,430
44 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$119,130
40
45 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$119,110
1,380
46 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$119,110
300
47 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$118,850
100
48 Nashua, New Hampshire
$118,520
140
49 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$118,470
60
50 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$118,410
80
51 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$118,210
160
52 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$117,500
30
53 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$117,480
40
54 Syracuse, New York
$117,380
150
55 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$117,080
2,260
56 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$116,270
40
57 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$116,220
2,440
58 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$115,880
230
59 Greeley, Colorado
$115,020
30
60 Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan
$114,930
70
61 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$114,560
720
62 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$114,520
5,510
63 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$114,420
510
64 St Louis, Missouri
$113,330
1,010
65 Florence, South Carolina
$113,260
70
66 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$113,140
1,580
67 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$113,020
270
68 Joplin, Missouri
$112,900
40
69 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$112,710
1,520
70 Reading, Pennsylvania
$112,090
140
71 Rochester, New York
$112,060
360
72 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$111,700
40
73 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$111,150
3,460
74 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$110,990
390
75 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$110,550
690
76 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$110,390
30
77 Richmond, Virginia
$109,850
620
78 Toledo, Ohio
$109,750
180
79 Columbus, Ohio
$109,560
950
80 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$109,550
500
81 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$109,480
770
82 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$109,040
300
83 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$109,020
560
84 Binghamton, New York
$108,810
40
85 Naples-Marco Island, Florida
$108,700
60
86 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$108,620
870
87 Merced, California
$108,400
60
88 Visalia-Porterville, California
$107,820
80
89 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$107,310
40
90 Olympia, Washington
$107,280
110
91 Sheboygan, Wisconsin
$106,950
80
92 Rochester, Minnesota
$106,880
90
93 Peabody, Massachusetts
$106,450
100
94 Wausau, Wisconsin
$106,440
60
95 Wilmington, North Carolina
$106,210
60
96 North Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$106,130
70
97 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$106,110
50
98 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
$106,100
40
99 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$106,060
3,870
100 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$105,990
440
See also: Highest paying industries for human resources managers.